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* '''A-Da''' - Formerly known as Eight Arm Divine Swordsman Fang Dongbai. He was one of the head of the four elders of the Beggar Sect. He earned his nickname for unusually fast with the sword that it seemed like he had seven or eight arms. It was assumed that he died of a serious illness. However, He may have been saved by the Mongols that lead him to pledge his loyalty due to his gratitude for saving his life.  
 
* '''A-Da''' - Formerly known as Eight Arm Divine Swordsman Fang Dongbai. He was one of the head of the four elders of the Beggar Sect. He earned his nickname for unusually fast with the sword that it seemed like he had seven or eight arms. It was assumed that he died of a serious illness. However, He may have been saved by the Mongols that lead him to pledge his loyalty due to his gratitude for saving his life.  
 
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Revision as of 17:43, 17 August 2007

Heavenly Sword, Dragon Slaying Sabre (Traditional Chinese: 倚天屠龍記; Simplified Chinese: 倚天屠龙记) is a novel by Louis Cha.



Chapters

  • HSDS Initial Edition - There are 112 chapters in the initial edition of the novel. Each chapter has a title with 4 characters.
  • HSDS Revised Edition - here are 40 chapters in the revised edition of the novel. Each chapter has a title with 7 characters.

Story

Characters

Main characters

The official

  • Chaghan Temür
  • Köke Temür
  • Zhao Min
  • Lu Zhangke - 1st brother of Xuanming Elders
  • He Biweng - 2nd brother of Xuanming Elders
  • Cheng Kun
  • Ku TouTuo - Fan Yao's disguise when he infiltrated Ruyang Palace as one of Zhao Min's masters. He went to the Western Region, broke his own calf and cut his face in order to perfected his disguise.
  • A-Da - Formerly known as Eight Arm Divine Swordsman Fang Dongbai. He was one of the head of the four elders of the Beggar Sect. He earned his nickname for unusually fast with the sword that it seemed like he had seven or eight arms. It was assumed that he died of a serious illness. However, He may have been saved by the Mongols that lead him to pledge his loyalty due to his gratitude for saving his life.
  • A-Er
  • A-San
  • Zhao Yishang
  • Qian Erbai
  • Sun Sanhui
  • Li Sicui
  • Zhou Wushu
  • Wu Liupo
  • Zheng Qimie
  • Wang Bashuai
  • Zha Ya Min - He gave himself a Han name "Zhao Qiang". His Mongolian name is Prince Zhayadu.

Ming Cult

The cult originated from Persia and spread into the Central Plains during the Tang Dynasty. The cult worship God called "Muo Ni" but the worshipers call him ‘Honorable Brightness’. During this era the cult was known Muo Ni Cult or Cult of the Illuminating Light. Others call it the Devil Cult or Vegetarian Devil Honoring Cult for their strict rule of forbidding its members to eat meat.

Leaders

  • Chief Shi - the 31st leader of the Ming Sect. During his reign the Sacred Fire Token of Central Plains' Ming Sect was lost.
  • Yang Dingtian (Yang Potian) - the 33rd leader of the Ming Sect
  • Zhang Wuji
  • Yang Xiao

Two Ambassadors

Four Great Protection Lords

Five Free Recluses

Other

  • Hu Qingniu - 胡青牛
  • Wang Nangu - Hu Qingniu's estranged wife who is also known as Sage of Poisons
  • Xiao Zhao - The daughter of Purple Robed Dragon King also known as Dai QiSi and Han Qianye, Master Silver Leaf of Snake Island. She looks unlike the women of Central Plain. She is described with skin especially white, nose a bit taller, and eyes as blue as the sea. After her experience with Zhang Wuji in the secret passageway of Guang Ming Peak, she devoted herself to serve him as a servant. Later, she agreed to become Persian's Ming Cult chief in order to save her mother life from the Persian's Ming Cult envoys.
  • Yang Buhui - Daughter of Yang Xiao and Ji XiaoFu. She can be described as pretty as a picture with a pair of big and dark eyes.
  • Zhuang Zheng - Golden Banner Leader. He's in an expert in Mace martial skill. He also possesses incredible arms strength to wield his weapon of choice. It is said that he is an adept to both internal and external martial arts.
  • Zhou ZiWang - Elder Mi Le's disciple. He started a revolution in the Jiang Xi province, proclaiming himself Emperor, calling his dynasty ‘Zhou’. It was soon destroyed by the Yuan Court and he was executed.

Heavenly Eagle Cult

The Heavenly Eagle Cult divides into three inner halls and five outer branches. Each division has their own people. The three inner halls divide into Heaven’s Secret, Purple Secret, and Heavenly City halls. The five outer branches divide into Green Dragon, White Tiger, Black Valiant, Red Sparrow, and Divine Serpent branches.

  • Yin Su Su - Daughter of the founder of Heavenly Eagle Cult, Yin TianZheng. She is the wife of Zhang CuiShan and the mother of Zhang WuJi. Within the Heavenly Eagle Cult, she is the Leader of the Purple Secret Hall. She is benign by nature and due to the environment of her up bringing in the Cult, it made her to be cruel and merciless. Her temperament subsided a great deal after married with Zhang CuiShan. Her straightforward tendencies earned the respect of Yu LianZhou.

Persian Ming Cult

Shaolin Monastery

The Shaolin Monastery lies below Wuru Peak at the northern foot of Shaoshi Hill of Mount Songshan in Henan Province.


"Ku"s

  • Kucheng - He is the first Shaolin's Abbot to impose a new rule that no one was allowed to learn Shaolin martial arts without a master teaching him. The punishment was death in the worst scenario or disabling the martial art by snapping muscles and veins on the arms and legs.
  • Kuzhi - An elder of Damo Hall who was killed by HuoGong Tou Tuo during the yearly Shaolin's contest. His death incident lead to the creation of the new rule imposed by Abbot Kucheng. Decades later, it was the rule that expelled Zhang Junbao (Zhang Sanfeng) from Shaolin.
  • Kuwei - Formerly the head of LuoHan Hall of Shaolin during Abbot Kucheng era. He left Shaolin after an intense argument over the murder of the Shaolin's head of the kitchen and 5 other monks by HuoGong Tou Tuo. He later founded the Western Shaolin Monastery.

"Tian"s

  • Tianming - He is the Abbot of Central Plains or Northern Region Shaolin almost 100 years before the re-emergence of the Dragon Saber. He's an enlightened monk with a broad minded view of the Martial world during his era. It could be said that Jiu Yang Zhen Jin manual was stolen under his Shaolin watch.
  • Pan Tiangeng - As the eldest among the 3 Western Region Shaolin, he is a Wei Tuo or Demon Subduing swordsmanship expert. He is a hot tempered palish looking tall and skinny monk. All 3 of the Western Shaolin monks are in the same character Tian generation with Abbot Tianming. This is the one of the reasons He Zudao challenged Shaolin to measure his skills. One other reason that Pan Tiangeng and his 2 martial brothers traveled to Shaolin is to prove Western Region Shaolin is greater than that of the Central Plains.
  • Fang Tianlao - He is a Damo swordsmanship expert from Western Region Shaolin. He is the second of the martial art brothers of Pan Tiangeng and Wei Tianwang. This reddish faced monk is the friendliest among the three.
  • Wei Tianwang - He is the youngest martial art brothers out of the 3 Western Region Shaolin monks. He can be described to have a cinnabar colored complexion. He came along to the Central Plains with his 2 elder martial brothers carrying the challenge by He Zudao to Shaolin. The 3 of them are disciples of Western Shaolin Master GuWei.

"Wu"s

  • Wuse - Head of the Luohan Hall of Shaolin during Abbot Tianming era. He has a profound knowledge of Buddhist teaching and studied Zen for many years. A former robber in his early days and he is very straightforward person. Wuse is an enlightened monk who believes all creatures were the same. As a friend of Yang Guo, Wuse helped him burned down the supplies and gunpowder of Mongolian army near Xiang Yang during Guo Xiang's 16th birthday. He gave 2 Luohan Arhat statues for Guo Xiang as her birthday gift. He was also present to hear partials of Jiu Yang Zhen Jing from Jue Yan's deathbed recital.
  • Wuxiang - He is Head of the Damo Hall of Shaolin during Abbot Tianming era. A skinny and a little bit hot tempered monk with a solid internal strength. He is a no nonsense person who abide to the monastery rules. His skills level are on par with the 3 Western Region Shaolin monks.

"Du"s

"Kong"s

"Yuan"s

Others

  • Zhang Junbao - Jueyuan's understudy during his stay at Shaolin until he was expelled after He ZuDao's incident. Both Zhang Junbao and Guo Xiang received partials of Jiu Yang Zhen Jing from Jueyuan's recital on his deathbed. During his journey to XiangYang at the request of Guo Xiang, he envisioned having self reliance which lead him to go up to Mount Wudang instead. He created a martial theory based on "Gentleness can overcome Fierceness" which was derived from the cultivation of Jiu Yang Zhen Jing. Upon seeing the 3 Peaks of Mount Wudang as he roamed around, he changed his name to Zhang Sanfeng. He is the founder of Wudang School.

Wudang sect

First generation

Second generation ( Seven Heroes of Wudang )

  • Song Yuanqiao - Faraway Bridge - He has profound comprehension of the Book of Changes. He’s humble and forward thinking.
  • Yu LianZhou - Lotus Boat - He is cold on the outside, but warm inside. Among the seven brothers, he is the most stern and jokes the least. Although the younger brothers respect him a great deal, they also fear him much more than their eldest martial brother. Yu LianZhou is also incredibly caring of his brothers. He invented the Tiger Claw Ceasing Bloodline Hand which is a vicious claw technique to attack the groin and castrating the opponent. Having grown up near a river, he has excellent swimming skills.
  • Yu Daiyan - Formidable Rock - He is best at accomplishing tasks. He never failed any job Zhang SanFeng assigned him.
  • Zhang Songxi - Pine Stream - The cleverest among the Seven Heroes of Wu Dang.
  • Zhang Cuishan - Emerald Mountain - The Fifth Hero of Wu Dang is known as the Silver Hook and Iron Brush for his weapon of choice. He uses a silver tiger hook with his left hand and an iron judge’s brush with his right.
  • Yin Liting (Yin Liheng) - Pear Pavilion - He uses Thirteen Divine Gate Swords.
  • Mo Shenggu - Sounding Valley - He has the best combination of inner power and outer strength among the 7 martial brothers and to mold soft and hard technique.

Third generation

Fourth generation

Emei sect

First generation

  • Guo Xiang - 郭襄 - Founder - She is the daughter of Guo Jing and Huang Rong. At the age of forty, she finally found enlightenment and gave up the search for Yang Guo. She became a nun and created E-Mei School.

Second generation

Third generation

  • Miejue - 灭绝师太 - 3rd Chief
  • Gu HongZi - Briefly lost the Heavenly Sword after a duel with Yang Xiao where he was defeated. Gu HongZi became depressed about his lost and three days later he died of his depression. The Heavenly Sword then was found by the local authorities and presented as a gift to Ruyang palace. This is the reason that Zhao Min during the event at the Wan'an Temple claimed the Heavenly Sword was rightfully her ancestor's sword. The chained event was also the beginning the enmity between E-Mei and Ming Sect.

Fourth generation

  • Zhou Zhiruo - 周芷若 - 4th Chief. She was the daughter of hapless boatman of Han Shui river. Her mother was an aristocrat with a surname Xue.

"Jing"s:

  • Jingxuan - Younger sister of martial art of MinJun
  • JingXu - E-Mei fourth generation’s eldest disciple.
  • Jingkong - Elder sister of martial art of MinJun
  • Jinghui
  • Jingzhao - She claimed revenge to Xie Xun for the death of her husband. It was a ploy to silence Xie Xun by Zhou ZhiRou. Lady Yang foiled the attempt by cacthing the pit-shaped nail in her sleeve.
  • Jingjia
  • Jingxian
  • Jingzhen
  • Jingdao
  • Jingfeng
  • Jingxin
  • Jinghe

Others:

  • Ji XiaoFu - 纪晓芙 - The unwed mother of Yang Buhui with Yang Xiao. She was engaged to (殷梨亭) Yin LiTing of Wu Dang's 6th Hero arranged by her father. MieJue intended to make her the next E-Mei's leader. But she was killed by her master, for failing to follow instruction to kill Yang Xiao. She is daughter of the Golden Whip Old Hero Ji in Han Yang City.
  • Ding MinJun - 丁敏君 - Elder sister-at-arms of Ji Xiaofu. Bitter toward either Ji Xiaofu or Zhou Zhirou due to MieJue never intended to pass E-Mei's legacy or leadership to her.
  • Bei Jinyi - Younger sister of martial art of MinJun
  • Zhao Lingzhu
  • Li Mingxia
  • Su Mengqing
  • Fang Ping - He's also known as Golden Hammer. He lived in Kai Feng City of He Nan province as a farmer. He is the natural brother of Priestess Mie Jue. He is one of Xie Xun's victims killing spree. His murder was one of the reasons for Priestess MieJue to have deep animosity with Ming Cult.

Fifth generation

"Wen"s:

Kunlun School

  • Lingbao - As the Chief of Kunlun school, he is highly respected in the Martial world. Although, he is the elder martial art brother of He Zudao, but his skill is not above his junior.
  • He Zudao - (Not Worth Mentioning) He is the younger brother-at-arms of Chief of Kunlun's Lingbao. He established reputation in the Western Region as "The 3 Saints of Kunlun" for versed in art of chess, swordmanship and zither. He delivered Yin Kexi's last message to Shaolin regarding the stolen Jiu Yang Zhen Jing manuscript. However, he misinterpreted the message to be "the book is in the oil" instead of "the book is in the gorilla". He challenged Shaolin while delivering Yin Kexi's message. He couldn't defeat Zhang Junbao in 10 stances and vowed to never take steps to Central Plains again. He has a garden to commemorate his legacy in the plain of Kunlun. He Zudao was the last great Kunlun hero as the generation after him could not equal his accomplishment.

Kongtong School

Huashan School

School of Mount Hua 华山派 is one of the 5 mountains martial art schools. It's located in the Shanxi province, west of Henan. It's considered as renowned and upright. The school does not follow a specific defined religious background.

Beggars' Clan

Minor sects

Lian Huan

  • Wu Lie - Patriarch of the Lian Huan or Snow Hill Manor. He is the descendant of Wu Xie Wen, an understudy of Guo Jing and martial art brother of Guo Xiang. His family martial art legacy is the Yi Yang Finger skill of the renowned Reverend Yi Deng.
  • Wei Bi - Understudy of Wu Lie and the martial art brother of Wu Qing Ying.


Haisha Pai

Jujing Bang

Shenquan Men

Clan of the Exquisite Fists

Saber of Five Winds Sect

A small Sect located the Shan Xi region.

  • Old Master Wu - He is the leader of Sabe of Five Winds Sect.
  • Meng ZhengHong - He was sent to the foot of Mount Wudang with the same mission as the Three Rivers Clan. His elder martial art brother was Xie Xun's victim.
  • Lady Wu - She is the second daughter of Old Master Wu. She's also the wife of Meng ZhengHong. Spoiled by nature and she's a controlling wife. During her plan to capture Zhang CuiShan, she was almost raped by a member of Three Rivers Clan. Luckily, she was rescued by 4th Hero of Wudang, Zhang SongXi which in turned foiled her plan.


Sea Sand Sect

Huge Whale Clan

Witch Mountain Clan

  • Mei ShiJian - leader of Witch Mountain Clan whose son was one of the murder victims by Xie Xun during his killing spree to flash out Cheng Kun.
  • Old Man He - a senior member of the clan who uses black snake is called ‘Shadow Star’ , a very famous breed of poisonous snake as his weapon. He attempted to hostage Zhang WuJi to disclose whereabouts of Xie Xun. Four of his fingers were cut off by Yu LianZhou during the rescue attempt.


Lake Chao’s Grain-Boat Clan

Green Dragon Sect

A minor sect from the area of Northeast Central Plains known as Gao Li region. The members are specialized in judge’s brushes similar to Zhang CuiShan's weapon of choice. Their brush tips are in the shape of serpent heads. They also use different moves and pressure point techniques compared to brush users in the Central Plains. Due to the serpent head tip, their techniques are quite vicious.

  • Quan JianNan - He is the leader of Green Dragon Sect. He was asked by the leader of Three River Clan and even offered large amounts of gifts to capture both Yin SuSu and Yu LianZhou force Zhang CuiShan to reveal Xie Xun whereabouts.


Three Rivers Clan

Tiger Den Escort Agency

An armed security escort company located in Jin Lian City.


Rising Sun Escort Agency

An armed security escort company located in Tai Yuan City.


Sparrow Cloud Escort Agency

An armed security escort company located in DaDu.


Two Demons of Hejian Prefecture

Locations

Skills

Force

Strike / Palm

  • Da Feng Yun Fei Zhang - Flying Clouds in the Great Wind Palm (Monk Peng's strike)
  • Kong Ming Quan - 七十二路空明拳 - Vacant Fist
  • Yin Shan Zhang - Yin Strike Palm, it's a common martial arts skill used by the Beggar Clan. The Beggar Clan elders used this skill against Xie Xun in the Snake Island to distract him during their encountered to seize the Dragon Saber. Granny Golden Flower assisted Xie Xun by revealing the movements of the stance.
  • Qishang Quan - Fists of the Seven Damages/Seven Fatal Fists
  • Yi Tian Tu Long Bifa - Heaven and Earth Technique. It's a palm stroke martial skill created by Zhang San Feng and imparted to only Zhang Cui Shan. The stroke style is based on calligraphy of century old phrase in the martial world regarding the Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber. Zhang San Feng combined the 24 characters phrase into a single powerful martial art style. Each of the character contained multiple moves, with even more variations. There 215 variations within the 24 characters stroke. The 24 characters phares is as followed, "Martial world’s most venerable, Prized Saber Dragon slaying, Controlling all under Heaven, None dares to not follow, Power of heaven not appear,who can possibly compete".

Claw

Finger

Sword

  • Wudang's Thirteen Divine Gate Swords - This ‘Thirteen Divine Gate Swords’ has a total of thirteen moves. Each one different from another, but all aimed at the opponent’s ‘Divine Gate’ Point. Zhang SanFeng invented this sword art.
  • Mie Jian - (E-Mei's)Sword of Extermination
  • Jue Jian - (E-Mei's)Sword of Non-Compromise

Other

  • Da Gou Bang Fa - 打狗棒法 - Dog Beating Stick Style. A set of thirty-six staff techniques, this skill set is proof of leadership of the Beggars' Sect.